Its rather difficult to photograph the barns, some of them are a distance off the road and then of course there really isn’t anywhere to safely park the car. This barn was set on a hill of white spring daisies. I stopped by the mailboxes and walked to the road to get my shot. In the mean time, I was observed by a group of goats on the opposite side of the road, they ran up to the fence and gave me a ‘goat stare’ and an occasional bleat. I talked to them.
My discipline is that I’ve set myself the task to work for 10 hours a day on my Bayeux Project for seven days a week. Physically it’s demanding. Emotionally it’s exciting and to be really honest this quilt is completely different to the sample piece. Its 236 feet of sheer delight for me. Like many of you, I’m having a problem seeing the fine details so I have an appointment at the optician tomorrow.
I took my favourite section of a group of soldiers from the Bayeux quilt and we created a small appliqué quilt. I’m not sure how Stuart is going to appliqué his, so it will be interesting to see the finished quilts.
There are times when I'm unable to work on my major Project, "The Bayeux Tapestry to Quilt" (to be honest, lots of time) But I have a lot of extra curricular work with this project so I can take work with me on the road. I have reference books on my Ipad and I've just taken delivery of 3 new books. The Handfasted Wife, The story of Edith Swanneck beloved with of Harold Godwinson – by Carol McGrath. The man behind the Bayeux Tapestry. Odo William the Conquerors Half-brother by Trevor Rowley. The Bayeux Tapestry, New Approaches. Proceedings of a conference at the British Museum. The three books are very different, one is a novel and the other two are reference books. I write in my books, I make notes and then add the notes to the computer. It annoys my husband… he doesn't cope with the scribbles in new books.
English: Harold Godwinson falls at Hastings. Harold was struck in the eye with an arrow (left), slain by a mounted Norman knight (right) or both. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Keith and I are babysitting two of our little grandies tonight. Our son and his partner have earned a dinner out by themselves. I bought my computer, iphone and ipad… sad but true. Keith has his work with him too so its the norm for us with the promise of a change in lifestyle as we embark on our travels soon. However I have some quiet time to do a little research for my Bayeux book. (Unnamed as yet, but well on the way) I look at the calendar, its the 13th of October and in Hastings right now they are re-enacting the battle that took place 946 years ago. I would love to attend one day, it can't be next year because I will be in Italy in Abruzzo. Right now I'm in the middle of studying flax and how the linen was made for the …
Just finished the small quilt
New books arrived today adding to my library. Each one brings a different perspective to the story of the Bayeux Tapestry. The real world of the Bayeux Tapestry by Michael J Lewis. In this introduction to the Tapestry, Michael Lewis looks not only at the story of the Tapestry itself, but also explores the design and production of this great artifact, and looks at how reliable the evidence it presents for 1066 actually is. This is a fresh and dynamic approach to one of the 11th century’s most famous survivors. The Bayeux Tapestry New Interpretations. Edited by Dan Terkla, Martin Foys and Karen Eileen Overbey, the book is a collection from a combination of well-established scholars and voices new to Tapestry studies. “We truly hope to live up to the title of the book, New Interpretations,” said Terkla. “Not only does the book take a multi-disciplinary approach, with scholars from fields ranging from history to art to Anglo-Saxon studies contributing, but its particular mix of seasoned and young scholars can provide a new perspective.” The …
4 more new books on the Bayeux Tapestry have been sent from England. I should get them in a week. I buy my books from the Book Depository in England. They have a huge range of text and art books. AND the delivery is free. These are books I can't buy here in Australia so I don't think I'm hurting the book shops here.